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Revised - All Industry Drawback Rates on Carpets and floor coverings for the year 2014-15 effective from 22nd November, 2014
     
We are pleased to inform you that with the sustained efforts of Carpet Export Promotion Council and detailed presentation made before the Drawback Committee by the Chairman, CEPC, this Council succeeded in getting the Drawback value cap increased substantially.
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Participation in Spring Fair International 2015 at NEC, Birmingham (UK) 1-5 February, 2015 .
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has decided to organize participation in Spring Fair International at NEC, Birmingham (UK) from 1-5 February, 2015 . Spring Fair International is organized by i2i Events Group. This exhibition is held each February at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK. Spring Fair International began in 1948 but was first held at the NEC in 1976 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Spring Fair International is the largest trade exhibition in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. Covering 12 key products areas in the home and gift industry, the show spans across all halls of the Birmingham NEC. Spring Fair attracts leading international buyer and UK wholesalers, retailers, independent retailers and Departmental stores. Being the most important buying event of the season, Spring Fair is renowned for offering a huge quantity of products that are on trend, in stock and ready for delivery. This fair will thus provides an ideal platform to the Indian Carpet Exporter to showcase their products before the potential buyer and it is expected that their participation in this fair will generate good business.
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Japantex in Tokyo (Japan) 12-14 November, 2014
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council is organizing participation of registered member-exporters in Japantex 2014 in Tokyo (Japan) from 12-14 November 2014. Japantex is the largest annual trade fair of Interior Decoration, Home Textiles including Carpets & Floor coverings organized by Nippon Interior Fabrics Association in Tokyo Big Sight , East Hall, Tokyo (Japan).
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List of Valid Contestants - Council’s Election.
     
With reference to the Election notification dated 18th July, 2014 and the list of Valid Nominations notified on 11th August, 2014 after Scrutiny of Nomination Papers, this is to inform that today after withdrawal of Nominations by the candidates, the list of Valid Contestants for the Posts of Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman and Members of the Committee of Administration from various categories of this Council is enclosed
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List of Valid Nominations - Council’s Election.
     
With reference to the Election notification dated 18th July, 2014, this is to inform that today the Election Committee alongwith Returning Officer scrutinized 71 Nomination Papers received in the Council for the Posts of Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman and Members of the Committee of Administration from various categories of this Council. After Scrutiny the Committee found 25 Nomination Papers valid, as per list enclosed.
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Participation in the HGH INDIA 2014 from 5-7August, 2014 at Mumbai.
     
We would like to inform that this Council is organizing participation of its Member Exporters in 3rd HGH INDIA 2014 from 5-7 August, 2014 in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. The HGH is organized by M/s Texzone Information Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai for Home Décor, Gifts, House-ware and Home Textiles. The Committee of Administration has fixed facilitation charges @ Rs. 3,000/- per sq. mtr. + Service Tax for a built up stand against charges of Rs. 9,500/- per sq. mtr. + Service Tax of the organizers.
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Domotex Asia Chinafloor in Shanghai (China) 24-26 March 2015
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council is organizing participation of its registered member-exporters in the Domotex Asia Chinafloor in Shanghai (China) from 24-26 March 2015. The Domotex Asia Chinafloor is a specialized fair for Carpets & Floor Coverings in Shanghai (China) where all carpet producing countries participate and showcase various quality of Carpets & Floor coverings. Wholesalers and retailers from all over the world visit the show for placing orders to the Manufacturers of carpet producing countries.
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Participation in SOURCE NY 2014 in New York (USA) from 16-19 August 2014.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has proposed to organize participation in Source NY 2014 which will be held at Pier 94, New York, NY (USA) from 16-19 August 2014. The George Little Management is organizing this Fair second time in New York (USA). This event is a production sourcing venue for overseas artisan enterprises to showcase their products and production capabilities at export terms from the country of origin. This fair is co-located with Artisan Resource TM. As a result of the Artisan Resource co-location, Source NY is convenient to the principals, owners, purchasing executives and product developers who exhibit in Source NY now. This includes more than 2,600 exhibiting companies, including importers, wholesalers, distributors and designers.
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Invitation to June 12th World Day Against Child Labor Event
     
We are forwarding a copy of below mail received from the Bureau of International Labour Affairs, US Department of Labour informing that each year on 12th June they commemorate World Day Against Child Labor.
We would like to request you to kindly observe 12th June as World Day Against Child Labor towards the commitment to eradicate any form of Child Labour from the Indian Carpet Industry.
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Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) 17-20 January, 2015.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council invite applications for participation in Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) from 17-20 January 2015. Domotex Intl. Trade Fair is the world’s most important and largest specialized Trade Fair for Carpets & Floor Coverings under MAI Scheme of the Govt. offers an opportunity to showcase your products before the potential customers from all corners of the globe.
The subsidized participation charges for which built up stand is Rs.12,000/- per sq. m. and for bare space only it is Rs.9,000/- per sq. m. (excluding Electricity Charges) for Domotex 2015. As the participation charges have already been subsidized by the Council, no further reimbursement will be provided to the participants for their participation in Domotex 2015.
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“India Show” at Moscow 24-26 Sept. 2014 organized by FIEO
     
Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is organizing “India Show” in Pavilion -1, Hall No.2, Crocus Expo Centre Moscow, Russia from 24-26 September 2014. This is an initiative of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. The Fair will be focusing various products including Textile, Home Furnishing/Décor and Woollen Products. FIEO is providing 9 sq.m. built up booth @ Rs.93,000/- and raw space (minimum 18 sq.m. to be set up by the exhibitor) @ Rs.81,000/-. In addition complimentary transfer of exhibits of the participants upto 0.5 CBM or 85 Kgs will be provided per 9 sq.mtrs. for booth built-up and raw space. Additional charges as per actuals will be applicable for volume/weight of exhibits beyond the free limit. FIEO has tied up with a travel agency to provide attractive travel package covering air travel, airport transfers, hotel stay, hotel – exhibition venue – hotel transfers and also half day sight seeing on the 27th September 2014.
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Interactive Seminar with Chief Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Lucknow on 29th May, 2014 at Bhadohi.
     
We would like to inform that an Interactive Session with Chief Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Lucknow is being organized jointly by CEPC, FIEO, AICMA & IACC on 29th May, 2014 (Thursday) at 11.30 A.M. in AICMA Hall, Kaleen Bhawan, Marydapatti, Bhadohi followed by lunch.
We would request the Members to attend the above Interactive Session on 29th May, 2014 at Bhadohi and avail the benefit in resolving their issues/ problems with Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax.
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The Hotel Show – Dubai from 28-30 Sept. 2014
     
Please refer to this Council below Circular dated: 07-04-2014 invited applications for participation in the above fair. We would like to inform you that still some stands are available in the above Fair we would therefore again request the interested member-exporters to avail the opportunity to participate and showcase their products before the potential buyer in the above fair and send their Application alongwith facilitation charges of Rs.1,60,000/- by D/D in favour of this Council latest by 20-05-2014. Please note that the participants will be entitled for MDA grant within the maximum ceiling of Rs.1,50,000/- towards Venue cost + Air Fare in Excursion Class.
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Participation in Autumn Fair International 2014 at NEC, Birmingham (UK) 1-4 September 2014.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has decided to organize participation in Autumn Fair International at NEC, Birmingham (UK) from 1-4 September 2014. Autumn Fair International 2013 offered an unrivalled seasonal product showcase to the UK retail trade organized by i2i Events Group Exhibition. This is the prime seasonal sourcing event in the British retail calendar. Many who described Autumn Fair as an event that “you can’t afford to miss”. Being the most important buying event of the season, Autumn Fair is renowned for offering a huge quantity of products that are on trend, in stock and ready for delivery. This fair will thus provides an ideal platform to the Indian Carpet Exporter to showcase their products before the potential buyer and it is expected that their participation in this fair will generate good business.
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Participation in Furnitex in Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-13 July 2014.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has decided to organize participation in Furnitex 2014 in Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-13 July 2014. Furnitex, Australia’s largest furniture and furnishings Trade Fair and the co-located Decoration + Design Show organized by the Informa Exhibitions Australia. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, FURNITEX is the event for the Australian furniture and furnishings industry and is expected to attract thousands of local and international visitors. Australia’s premier interiors event, Decoration + Design, is under the same roof and will feature an impressive line-up. This fair will thus provide an ideal platform to the Indian Carpet Exporter to showcase their products before the potential buyer and it is expected that their participation in this fair will generate good business.
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The Carpet Export Promotion Council decided to organize participation in the following Fairs/Exhibitions during 2014-15 and submitted proposals to the Govt. for seeking financial assistance. Govt. approval in this regard is awaited.
     
In the meantime we are inviting applications from the member-exporters for participation in these Fairs/Exhibitions during 2014-15 and request the interested member-exporters to send the enclosed Application Form duly filled in and signed in respect of the Fairs/Exhibitions in which they wish to participate alongwith the facilitation charges by D/D in favour of this Council latest by 12-5-2014 :
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Annual Membership Subscription for the year 2014-15
     
We would like to inform that the Annual Membership Subscription of the Council for the year 2014-15 has fallen due for which we have already sent an email to all members of the Council for payment. We would request the member to please pay annual membership subscription based on their export performance by 30th April 2014 if they have not paid so far.
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12th Global Indian Festival 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4-8 June 2014.
     
This Council is inviting applications from it’s registered member-exporters for participation in the 14th Global Indian Festival 2014 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from 4th to 8th June 2014. This event is organized by Asc Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd, Malaysia from the last 11 years. This year they have included Carpets & Floor coverings in the list of Exhibits. It has been informed by the Organizers that they are inviting Malaysia’s Chamber of Commerce including Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Malaysia Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry & Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In addition they are sending invitations to few more business organizations who are engaged in carpet business. It has further been informed by the Organizers that this is the B2B Exhibitions and every year more than 2 lakh trade visitors visiting this event. During this Fair one day Buyer Seller Meet is being organized by them for CEPC members.
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ALL MEMBERS OF THE CARPET EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL
     
Carpet Export Promotion Council is inviting the Application for Export Awards for excellence on export performance from its Member-Exporters for the years 2011-12 & 2012-13 in the enclosed format. A Scheme of Export Awards along with Condition/ Criteria for consideration of Awards is enclosed for information.

The interested member-exporters may apply to the Executive Director, Carpet Export Promotion Council, Niryat Bhawan, 3rd Floor, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Opp. Army R & R Hospital, New Delhi on or before 21st February, 2014.
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Option to close cases of default in Export obligation (EO)-Notification No.46/2013-Customs dated 26/09/2013.
     
The Commissioner of Customs (Export), JNCH, Nhava Sheva, Maharashtra vide their letter dated 12.12.2013 has sent us a copy of Public Notice No. 40/2013 dated 11.12.2013 informing that Government has issued Notification No.46/2013-Customs dated 26/09/2913 to amend 36 Custom notifications pertaining to Advance License/DEEC/ Advance Authorization/ DFIA/ EPCG relating to the Policy periods from 1992-1997 to 2004-2009. The above notification has implemented the Public Notice No.22 (RE-2013)/2009-2014 dated 12/08/2013 notified by DGFT that has provided a procedure, under category of regularization of bona fide defaults, in which all pending cases of the default in meeting Export Obligation may be regularized by the authorization holder on payment of applicable customs duty,
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NOTICE FOR CONVENING EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
     
Notice is hereby given that Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the members of Carpet Export Promotion Council will be held on Monday, the 6th January, 2014 at 11.00 A.M. in AICMA’s Hall, Kaleen Bhawan, Maryadpatti, Bhadohi
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